Top 12 trips from Santa Cruz to San Diego

Santa Cruz to San Diego
starting from Santa Cruz
47 minutes → Monterey
1.5 hours → Ragged Point
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego
9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Cambria
starting from Santa Cruz
3 hours → Cambria
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego




9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Monterey
starting from Santa Cruz
47 minutes → Monterey
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego


9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Santa Monica
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
1 hour → Lost Hills
2 hours → Santa Monica
2.5 hours → San Diego



9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Santa Barbara
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
2.5 hours → Santa Barbara
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego


9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Santa Barbara
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
2.5 hours → Santa Barbara
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego


9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Carmel
starting from Santa Cruz
55 minutes → Carmel
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Los Angeles
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego


9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Monterey
starting from Santa Cruz
47 minutes → Monterey
1 hour → Lost Hills
49 minutes → Bakersfield
2 hours → Universal Studios Hollywood
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego


9 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Hollywood
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle Rd
1 hour → Lost Hills
2.5 hours → Hollywood
2.5 hours → San Diego



9.5 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Malibu
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Hearst Castle
55 minutes → San Luis Obispo
1 hour → Solvang
2 hours → Malibu
3 hours → San Diego


9.5 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Big Sur
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
1 hour → Solvang
2 hours → Santa Monica
1 hour → Laguna Beach
1.5 hours → San Diego



9.5 hours of driving
Santa Cruz to San Diego via Hollywood
starting from Santa Cruz
1.5 hours → Big Sur
2 hours → King City
50 minutes → Paso Robles
1 hour → Lost Hills
2.5 hours → Hollywood
2.5 hours → San Diego


10 hours of driving

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